reply to post by benrl
I say, for any
public office, be it city/town, to national:
1) A one year term limit for every possible office.
2) No pensions.
3) A salary that is equal to that of the average citizen for every elected office. The President should make a slight percentage more. (national
4) Any and all inquiries of misconduct result in immediate, unpaid suspension of voting powers and participation of committee until resolution is
reached in open court.
5) No judicial appointments. (Every judge should be elected)
6) Lobbies should be abolished.
proposed laws and budgets should be voted on by the public on yearly, or twice a year; the laws would only come to this point by
being passed by legislature.
8) All voters must be citizens of the United States and speak English fluently.
9) If war or military action is declared, all those that voted for it must either be willing to serve in said war/military action. If they are unable
due to health issues, someone in their immediate family must serve willingly in their place, or that person's vote is void and the passing of such
action is recalculated taking the removal of that vote into account.
10) All elected officials must submit to monthly psychological testing to prove fitness, or be stripped of their office.
11) All citizens, once they are born, or naturalized, will have the right to vote automatically without further question at the publicly approved
I'm sure I could come up with more if I wasn't working on virtually no sleep, but for now, that's what I've got.
In my own opinion, all of the above would require a complete restructuring of the constitution, It should be put back to its prime condition and any
changes should be made with 2/3 approval of the voting population.
edit on 5/14/2013 by ProfessorChaos because: added # 11